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This is where we keep you in the loop with what’s happening at NCFE, sector news, latest research and where we discuss everything technical and vocational education and skills related.

Discover how we use our reach and impact to power social advancement, how we’re driving innovative developments in teaching and learning, and much more.

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Insights from Skills Builder Partnership’s Essential Skills Tracker

Skills Builder Partnership have released a report that investigates the state of essential skills in the UK. We take a closer look at what it said, as well as what future actions should be taken.

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How can Artificial Intelligence in online learning support emotional and social development?

We take a close look at how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in the future of assessment feedback, as well as how our Assessment Innovation Fund is supporting innovative approaches to assessment across the learner journey.

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Call It Out: 5 key takeaways from our “Staying Safe Online” webinar

As part of our recently launched anti-trolling campaign Call It Out, our latest webinar "Staying Safe Online" explored how we can tackle bullying through safer and more responsible use of online technology. 

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Why Kiwi Education has delivered our Functional Skills for nearly a decade

Since 2014, we've supported award-winning training provider Kiwi Education to deliver Functional Skills, as well as other short courses, to their learners. Here, we catch up with Managing Director Michael Steel on his experience of working with us.

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Our videos cover a broad spectrum from delivery centre onboarding and guidance to information for learners and sector roundtables. You can watch our latest and previous videos on the NCFE YouTube channel.

We also produce regular podcasts where we facilitate insightful conversation with policy specialists, education and employment experts, and key influencers with interesting views and opinions. Listen to our latest podcasts or catch up on previous podcasts on the NCFE Podbean channel.

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